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Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Cash Only

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0.1 miles from Historic Center of Cesky Krumlov
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Reviewed July 8, 2022

My first time to Apotheka was in 2016 when I was living in the Czech Republic and I got hooked on the Basil Grande. I have since moved back to the U.S. but went to the Czech Republic for holiday and found myself in Cesky...Krumlov and in need of a Basil Grande which tasted just as good as I remember. After the first Basil Grande I decided to peruse the menu and the Popcorn Sour stuck out. I was hesitant to try it, but so glad I did. It's the perfect blend of sweet and savory. I went back for another one the next day because I could not leave without it. My boyfriend also enjoyed his Old Fashioned. If you have the chance to sit at the bar, I highly recommend it. It is a great experience to watch the bartenders make the different drinks and the service is some of the best in the country.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed May 19, 2022 via mobile

Very interestingly decorated interior. staff friendly and interesting selection of cocktails that are not everyday. Recommendations for a cocktail with basil or penicillin if you like basil and ginger. We will definitely be back to this place.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed September 28, 2021 via mobile

Cool place in old town near the Main Square for drink one of many fine coctails they are serving, terrace is often packed.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed July 12, 2021 via mobile

Premium cocktails and service. Nice lil bar, good snacks and wonderfull drinks. Very kind waiter. Go and enjoy the atmosphere of old czech town.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed August 11, 2020 via mobile

Nice place. More for cocktails than for wine or beer. They only serve 2-3 white wines per glass. The mocktails are great and they have a nice terrace in the shade. Perfect place for an afternoon drink.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 4, 2020 via mobile

Went there for the atmosphere and the view of the bar, instead was seated in the hallway leading to toilets with the promise of the first available table since the place was crowded. Once the drinks were served, waiter never came back to check on...us, he even seated newcommers to the just emptied table. In addition, had to listen to the nationalist jokes from the next table. Waiter heard them as well, did nothing. We felt uncomfortable since we are foreign, we left after one drink and rather went to another bar. Drinks were ok, but thank you, I do not recommend.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed July 11, 2020 via mobile

I have a cocktail with popcorn! I love it :) I normally don’t drink cocktails, but they have so many nice options, i just needed to try it! We went with our small dog and they were ok with him. Totally recommended!

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed June 7, 2020

With a family ran joint who has been in bar bussines for over 20 years, having long term employed staff, great selection of booze and guys who know their cocktails. . you can not go wrong.

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed December 27, 2019 via mobile

Super delicious cocktail in a small and boutique bar. Perfect for a drink after strolling through the picturesque city. Top service and nice waiters.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed September 12, 2019 via mobile

This is a nice place to have a drink and small snacks. Lots of cocktail options. Cozy friendly atmosphere.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed July 24, 2019

This was our favourite cocktail stop in CK. It has a great position in the centre with a small but delightful outside seating area & cute, classy interior & facade, designed to look like an old fashioned pharmacy. Interesting, off the wall cocktail menu plus...the classics. Service could have been smilier though.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed June 8, 2019

Very good professional cocktails and service, superb sitting and location. Prices are moderate. Recommended.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed May 15, 2019 via mobile

Amid the touristic throng is this little oasis of a bar. The drinks are outstanding. We had an Aperol Spritz and a Pear Fizz, and they were both prepared to perfection. The service here tolerates you—not exactly friendly. That said, I would still highly recommend...this place.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed May 15, 2019 via mobile

Came into this place with high expectations given all of the reviews but had been to others before this. The drinks were prepared well and its a nice place but I wouldn’t rate it the best in Cesky Kromlov. Zapa bar has a much nicer...ambiance and in my opinion they have a nicer selection of alcohol and better drinks. This place was also a bit more expensive than other places I tried. If you’re only going to one bar here I’d suggest Zapa.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed April 30, 2019 via mobile

I spent 2 years making cocktails in very successful bars in England which has left me with a bit of an up turned nose when it comes to alcohol/cocktails. I walked into this bar as a spur of the moment descion and ordered an old...fashioned (my favourite cocktail so obviously I spent alot of my time learning to perfect this drink) without fail from taking a seat at the bar they did everything perfectly. Napkin down and a friendly greeting as you take a seat followed by a perfect assembly of my drink. I couldn't put together an appropriate praise for this place. Really nice bar with friendly and knowledgeable staff. If you have the chance please take the time to even just walk in and have a look. Again thank you to the two bartenders Lucas and Lucas for your hospitality will be looking forward to coming back. Until next time, thank you for the experience.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5